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Flooded Interstate Near Jamestown

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Officials say some areas on the road near Jamestown were 10 to 14 inches deep.

It may be hard to tell but this is actually interstate.

Drivers were down to about five miles an hour just west of Jamestown at Exit 248.

A significant amount of water has accumulated on both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The westbound lane is closed underneath an underpass--so drivers have to take an exit to continue on.

Two westbound semi trailers were swept off the road and had to be pulled out early Sunday, and some eastbound vehicles were stranded until the water receded enough to let them proceed.

The Highway Patrol and North Dakota Transportation Department are monitoring the situation.

There are cones actually up on stilts so drivers can see them in the water.

This is the fourth time in nine years that this part of the road has been submerged underwater after it rains.

Water is also stopping traffic at a low-lying street in Bismarck.

A portion of East Divide Avenue is closed as of Sunday afternoon due to water flowing over it.

Here's a look at a fast current going over the road around two o'clock p.m.

This area of East Divide Avenue near Bismarck Expressway has closed in the past due to flooding.

There have been thunderstorms on and off since Friday, and pretty steady rainfall all day Sunday in the Bismarck area.

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